Origins Available: Belgium
Boler is a name that first reached England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Boler family lived in Lancashire
. The name, however, is a reference to the family's former residence in Boulard,
in Calvados, in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Boler family
The surname Boler was first found in Lancashire
. They were originally from Boulard in Calvados, Normandy
, and arrived in England
with Duke William of Normandy
at the time of the Norman Conquest
in 1066. One of the first records of the name was Baldwin de Boulers, who came to England
in 1105 and was granted the Lordship of Montgomery, Powys
by marriage to Sybil de Falaise. Hen Domen, (Welsh: "old mound") , a medieval timber motte-and-bailey castle in Powys
was the home of the de Boulers (Bowdler) family and was founded by Baldwin de Boulers. Today, a permanent exhibition can be found on the site.
Early History of the Boler family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boler research.Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1459, 1437, 1450, 1450, 1453, 1453 and 1459 are included under the topic Early Boler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boler Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Boler are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Boler include Bowler, Boler, Boaler and others.
Early Notables of the Boler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boler family to Ireland
Some of the Boler family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boler family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Boler, or a variant listed above:
Boler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Little Boler, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)